Jimi Hendrix gets rare plant named in his honor

jimihendrizThree researchers decided to name a rare plant they recently discovered after Jimi Hendrix as one of them was listening to the Hendrix song “Voodoo Child” at the time of its discovery.

The plant was discovered by San Diego State plant biologist Michael Simpson, former San Diego State graduate student Mark Dodero and Stephen McCabe of UC-Santa Cruz. It was Dodero who was listening to Hendrix when the plant was discovered.

The plant was named “Dudleya hendrixii” which translates to “Hendrix’s liveforever.”

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Click here to see a picture of the plant, via Fox 5 San Diego. The plant is unfortunately threatened as it is found on a small, two acre portion of land that is subject to grazing, farming, and housing development.

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